Newsletter – 12 May 2019



for the United Benefice of

 Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor

Rector:  The Revd Dr Stephen Holmes              07584 091870

 SUNDAY MAY 12TH  Fourth Sunday of Easter


A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever. We join our voices with those of the heavenly throng, as we praise the Lamb who reigns.



Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.




Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:
keep us always under his protection,

and give us grace to follow in his steps;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


First Reading                         Acts 9: 36-43

A good Christian woman is raised from the dead, and becomes a means of bringing others to faith.

Second Reading                    Revelation 7: 9-17

Now beyond all pain, those who have remained steadfast in faith through the traumas of their lives rejoice to worship their Lord in heaven.


Gospel                                    St. John 10: 22-30

Jesus responds to a hostile challenge with a promise of eternal life for those who recognise him as their shepherd.


Joint Benefice Services in Eastertide and beyond

Ascension Day Sung Eucharist                        6pm, 30 May     St Issey

Pentecost Choral Evensong                            3.30pm, 9 June St Merryn

Sung by the choirs of St Merryn and Padstow, directed by Gareth Stubberfield

Corpus Christi Sung Eucharist & Procession   6pm, 20 June  Little Petherick

Annual Leave

Fr Stephen will be on annual leave from Monday 6th May – 20th May inclusive.  If you need a priest please contact either Canon Michael Fisher 01841 521544 email or Revd Katie Kirby 07970 865049.  For any non-urgent church business contact your churchwardens or the Benefice Office in working hours.

Events – St. Merryn

Summer Coffee Mornings commence at St. Merryn Church Hall from Tuesday 14th May and will continue until the end of September.

Stalls with Bric a Brac,/ Gifts, Cakes, Produce,, Books, Clothing. and Coffee / Tea and Biscuits will also be available. Do come along and meet friends old and new plus many holiday visitors who attend.



Saturday walk programme

Walks are open to everyone, especially new walkers


Padstow to St ConstaNtine Bay| SATURDAY 25th MAY 10am| 6 miles

A beautiful and inspiring walk is planned from Padstow, to the coast at Trevone and then to find the well and chapel in the dunes near Constantine Bay. We will stop for a packed lunch at St Merryn Church where we can see the ancient font that was dug out of the sands and share the stories of the Celtic Saints.

We meet at St Petroc’s Church in Padstow at 10am. Approximate end of walk is 2.30pm. We will return drivers from the end of the walk to their cars in Padstow.

For on-the-day weather concerns or further info contact Penny 07881791914



9.30 am            Service of the Word                                   Trevone

9.30 am            Sung Mass                                                   Little Petherick

11.00 am          Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 St. Merryn

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                            Padstow

4.00 pm           Family Teatime Service                                Trevone



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                     Padstow


Tuesday 14th

9.30 am            Roman Catholic Mass                                 Padstow

10.30 am          Eucharist in the Osborne Room                  St Issey


Wednesday 15th

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Trevone


Thursday 16th  

10.30 am          Eucharist (BCP)                                          Padstow                                    1.00 pm     Roman Catholic Baptism                                                                Padstow

Friday 17th

6-7.00 pm        Children’s Friday Fun Club                          Padstow


Saturday 18th  

2.30 pm           Wedding                                                    St. Merryn

5.30 pm           Roman Catholic Mass                                  Padstow



9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                            Trevone

9.30 am            Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 Little Petherick

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist with Holy Baptism                St. Merryn

11.00 am          Service of the Word                                   Padstow

2.30 pm           Holy Baptism                                              St. Issey



Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk

Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG          01841 534898

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 1.30 pm

** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**

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